hierarchical

[ hahy-uh-rahr-ki-kuh l, hahy-rahr- ]
/ ˌhaɪ əˈrɑr kɪ kəl, haɪˈrɑr- /
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adjective

of, belonging to, or characteristic of a hierarchy.

Nearby words

  1. hier-,
  2. hieracosphinx,
  3. hierarch,
  4. hierarchal,
  5. hierarchic,
  6. hierarchism,
  7. hierarchize,
  8. hierarchy,
  9. hieratic,
  10. hiero-

Also hi·er·ar·chic.

Origin of hierarchical

1425–75; late Middle English. See hierarch, -ical

Related forms
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Word Origin and History for anti-hierarchical

hierarchical

adj.

1560s, from hierarchic + -al (1). Related: Hierarchically.

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